London Guide 2018
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England

England became a unified state in AD 927 and, since the 15th century, has had a significant impact on the wider world, developing the English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world. Its beautiful and varied countryside is interspersed with quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities including the capital, London.
Shakespeare, son et Lumiere

Shakespeare lights up London

A spectacular light show, Shakespeare Son et Lumière, will celebrate the bard’s links with London.

Henley festival

Stars line up for Henley Festival

World-famous performers set to wow crowds at the UK’s most glamorous boutique festival at Henley on Thames.

Lynmouth, Exmoor, Devon

Top 5 days out in Devon

The county is the south-west of England is full of delights. We pick some of the best ways to spend a day there.

Top 10 escapes in the UK

Living in the UK can easily feel very busy. Our towns and cities, although lovely, can be congested and the daily grind can become a chore to wade through queues and traffic jams. Our green…

Entrance to Burley Manor, the New Forest, Hampshire. Credit: Burley Manor Hotel

Review: Burley Manor, the New Forest, Hampshire

This newly restored restaurant with rooms is housed in an old manor house on the edge of the New Forest, where ponies and deer roam freely.

St Mary's Church, Bampton, was the setting for many key Downton Abbey scenes. credit: Martyn Ferry 2015/Getty Images

Dreams of Downton: gorgeous photos of Oxfordshire

With thatched cottages, medieval manor houses and cosy inns a plenty, rural England doesn’t get much lovelier than the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, so it’s little wonder it was chosen as the backdrop to much of Downton…

London, map, heritage

Mapping London’s history

Huge heritage project to bring together the city’s historic archives on one website wins funding.

Whisky bar at Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London

Celebrate Burns Night at London’s Boisdale

This Scottish-themed restaurant in the City of London, offers hearty grub alongside an impressive drinks menu and live music to boot. We’re sure Robert Burns would approve.

Berkshire, Windsor Castle

Royal Berkshire: in pictures

The leafy county has a first-class royal pedigree as home to Windsor Castle, as well as historic institutions such as Eton College and Ascot Racecourse. We take a look some of its most attractive spots.

Hipping Hall, Cumbria. Credit: STEVE BARBER

Escape to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District

Cumbrian retreat Hipping Hall combines contemporary luxury with period charm to deliver the finest in rural relaxation, alongside a three AA Rosette restaurant, in an enviable location between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.